Game developer Grinding Gear Games recently announced that the endgame expansion of popular free online-only action RPG Path of Exile has been delayed due to… the delay of Cyberpunk 2077.
In a totally bizarre series of events, after CD Projekt RED announced that their upcoming game will be released on December 10 instead of its original release, the game developers of PoE have decided to move the release of version 3.13 to January 2021. Their reasoning was that they did “not want to put our players in a position of having to choose between the two games, so we have decided to step out of the way.”
The developers did say that they expect to finish update version 3.13 by early/mid-December 2020. Also the scope of the expansion will remain as it is and to make it up for the delay, they will work on the 3.14 expansion at that time.
It is not all that bad though. The developers promised that there will still be stuff to play over the Christmas/New Year break. They are planning to run at least one multi-week event like the Flashback. They will confirm more details later on after they have made a solid plan.
Path of Exile is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.